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can retain the better they are. This couldn’t be further from the
truth! True power comes from mentoring and sharing knowledge. There is no better way to leave a legacy than to develop
those around you to be better than yourself.
• Leaders have a positive attitude. Leaders can find the positive
in any situation, whether good or bad. They take every bad
situation and turn it in to a learning experience and make
themselves better because of it. Leaders understand that attitudes are contagious, both good and bad. People can have the
skills, the knowledge, and a good work ethic, but if they have
a bad attitude then it all counts for nothing! Most leaders will
take someone with little skill and a great attitude rather than
someone with a lot of skill and a negative attitude.
• Leaders have integrity. Leaders do the right thing simply
because it is the right thing to do. What do you do when no
one is looking? This is a character trait that is not something
you develop overnight but rather something you exhibit over
time through consistently making the ethical decisions, both
around the station and on the scene.
• Leaders are servants. We challenge you to find a great leader
who is not also involved in multiple other aspects in the fire
service, whether serving on a committee, teaching training in
the surrounding area, or being involved in the community.
A leader understands the importance of giving back to an
organization that helps others become better. One of the most
difficult parts of formal leadership is the requirement for you
to work harder for the people around you for them to succeed.
These leaders’ greatest aspiration is to leave everything they do
better than they found it!
WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?
We would like to leave you with one question as an influential
leader choosing to lead people through the use of TACTical
leadership: What will be your legacy? Every action and every
decision we make as leaders are being evaluated by many eyes.
People are looking for an inspiration and for someone to give them
direction. Be the individual in your department, regardless of rank
or seniority, to be an inspiration and provide direction. You are
building your legacy—whether you realize it or not. Ask yourself,
what will people say about me after I retire? Will they be happy
that I’m gone or will I be missed? Will people tell positive stories
about me around the kitchen table or negative ones because of
how I handled career situations? Practice TACTical leadership and
be someone worth being, and your legacy will fall into place!
Tommy Goran is a fire engineer with the Columbia (MO) Fire Department and a rescue
specialist serving on Missouri Task Force 1. He is the founder of Flashover Leadership, a
member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, and an advocate for Safety
Net of Missouri.
Brian Ward is division leader of fire protection and emergency operations for Georgia Pacific
(GA). He is a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, is Georgia Smoke
Diver #741, and is the founder of www.BarnBossLeadership.com. Ward is the author of Barn
Boss Leadership: Make the Difference and Training Officer’s Desk Reference.